Pastor Rick Warren Talks To New York Priests About Maintaining Moral Integrity!!!
Nearly 800 New York Catholic priests received a message about how to maintain their moral integrity from Pastor Rick Warren, who used Scripture passages and his experiences from 40 years as an Evangelical Christian pastor, to speak personally to fellow pastors. ( You Can Read It Here )
His talk, “Maintaining the Moral Integrity of the Ministry to Which God Has Called Us,” was delivered during the archdiocese’s biennial Safe Environment Convocation at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie June 6-7.
“Brothers, what we do matters more than what anybody else does in the world,” said Pastor Warren at the outset of his presentation. “That’s because the only thing that’s going to last on the planet is the Church of Jesus Christ.”
He said the job description for a pastor can be boiled down to three basic criteria: having a message worth remembering, a lifestyle worth considering and a faith worth imitating.
“That’s our calling,” he said simply.
Pastor Warren, author of the best-selling book “The Purpose Driven Life,” is the founder and longtime senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., one of the largest religious congregations in the United States.